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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:04 pm 
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SP3s came first then SP41s. Of course these were 145s... It wasn’t until the 70s that “wide oval” tyres became available and the Aquajets appeared.. (Terrible tyres IMHO... VERY sensitive to pressure and degree of wear.)

The Minis that conquered Bathurst used racing tyres ...when pretty much everyone used street tyres. There was at least one year in the 60s that Dunlop reported that they spent more money on developing Mini tyres then they did on the F1 program...

I think it was early in the HO era that Ford lost to Holden and took out large newspaper ads about how they were shafted by their tyres (Michelin XASs I seem to remember).

Cheers, Ian


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:08 pm 
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Probably 165's won't fit under boot board because it was originally designed for 145's.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:46 pm 
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I had a new Cooper S in October 1969, the tyres from the factory on that car were SP41s


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